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California Stage presents prize-winning drama

In tiny Zion, Ind., young Buddy Layman is the town idiot. What remains of Buddy after his mother saved him from drowning is the ability to sense water coupled with an intense fear of it.

In the Depression era story “The Diviners” by James Leonard Jr. town folk meander through their mundane chores and bemoan what they lack — rain for crops, future brides and grooms for all, and a preacher for their salvation.

When backsliding preacher C.C. Showers comes to town looking for work, the locals raise his powers to that of the savior. C.C. befriends Buddy and finds more in his heart than anyone believed was there. C.C. is determined to rid Buddy of his hydrophobia. In this allegorical play, that which gives life, takes it away and leaves us pondering the costs and consequences of redemption.

The upcoming California Stage production is being directed by Michael RJ Campbell and stars local theater veterans Joseph Boyette, Gay Cooper, Barry Hubbard, Leah Hassett, Jeffrey Lloyd Heatherly, Amanda Johnston, Will Klundt, Blair Leatherwood, Ann Magdalen and Justin Munoz.

“The Diviners’ plays July 9-31 in the California Stage Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, 2509 “R” St. at 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $15 for Students, SARTA members and seniors, and $12 for groups of six or more. Easy free parking available No late seating.

To reserve your tickets call (916) 451-5822 or order online at CalStage.org.

 

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